Human Services Commission

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS

Special meetings of the Human Services Commission will be held to review funding applications will be held on the following dates from 6:30 to 8:30 pm:

  • Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Monday, September 26, 2022

All meetings will be hybrid, allowing both for in-person participation in the Council Conference Room in City Hall, as well as virtually by dialing in to 510-335-7371. 

Meetings

  • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • 2nd Monday of the month
  • Hybrid - online and at Redmond City Hall, Council Conference Room unless otherwise noted (please check current agenda)

Public comment for any agenda item will be accepted in the following ways:

  • Written public comment should be submitted to humanservices@redmond.gov before 4:30 pm on the day of the meeting, and the comment will be distributed to the Human Services Commission Members prior to the meeting. 
  • Verbal public comment, 3 minutes per speaker:
    • Comment can be provided live via telephone, if you contact humanservices@redmond.gov, no later than 4:30 pm on the meeting date, with your name, phone number, and agenda item you’d like to speak on; or
    • Comment can be provided in-person during the meeting in the Council Conference Room at Redmond City Hall. 

To listen to the meeting live via phone, call (510) 335-7371.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available after approval at the following meeting.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Human Services Commission Seeks New Member

The City of Redmond is seeking applicants for its Human Services Commission, which has one seat available. Individuals for this vacancy must live or work inside Redmond city limits with a zip code 98052 or can live in unincorporated King County with a zip code 98053. Candidates should be interested in a broad spectrum of human service topics, including basic needs, health care, counseling, domestic violence, and family support. Commission meetings are mandatory and held on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in person at Redmond City Hall as well as virtually. All board and commission members are volunteers.

The Commission’s role is to advise the Mayor and Council on general human services topics and make specific funding recommendations as part of the City’s budget process every two years. Desirable qualities of a commissioner include a strong interest in the topics, a willingness to learn, and a passion for working to strengthen the City’s effectiveness in addressing these topics. Please note that individuals who work for or serve on the board of directors of a human service agency receiving funding from the City are not eligible for consideration. 

To learn more about the Commission or to apply, visit Boards & Commissions | Redmond, WA . There is no deadline, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on July 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the Human Services Commission volunteer position, please contact Alaric Bien at abien@redmond.gov.

Purpose

The Human Services Commission advises the Mayor and Council on general issues related to human services, as well as makes specific funding recommendations as part of the City’s budget process every two years. The Commission also helps carry out recommendations outlined in the City’s Human Services Strategic Plan (PDF), including strategies that increase the knowledge of and engage the community in addressing human services needs and issues in Redmond.

Members

The Human Services Commission is a seven-member volunteer board, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for four year terms. Commissioners must either live or work with the City limits.  

  • Vibhas Chandorkar, Chair
    Term: March 19, 2019 to March 31, 2025
  • Janet Richards, Vice Chair
    Term: July 2, 2019 to March 31, 2023
  • Antoinette Smith
    Term: December 6, 2016 to March 31, 2025


Youth Advisors

Two Youth Advisors are also appointed by the Commission to provide a youth perspective to all Commission discussions and decisions. 

  • Laya Nair
  • Arisha Gupta